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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prejudice  \Prej"u*dice\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prejudiced};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Prejudicing}.]  [Cf.  F.  pr['e]judicier.  See 
  {Prejudice},  n.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  have  prejudice;  to  prepossess  with  opinions 
  formed  without  due  knowledge  or  examination;  to  bias  the 
  mind  of  by  hasty  and  incorrect  notions;  to  give  an 
  unreasonable  bent  to  as  to  one  side  or  the  other  of  a 
  cause  as  to  prejudice  a  critic  or  a  juryman. 
  Suffer  not  any  beloved  study  to  prejudice  your  mind 
  so  far  as  to  despise  all  other  learning.  --I.  Watts 
  2.  To  obstruct  or  injure  by  prejudices,  or  by  previous  bias 
  of  the  mind;  hence  generally,  to  hurt;  to  damage;  to 
  injure;  to  impair;  as  to  prejudice  a  good  cause 
  Seek  how  may  prejudice  the  foe.  --Shak 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prejudice  \Prej"u*dice\,  n.  [F.  pr['e]judice,  L.  praejudicium 
  prae  before  +  judicium  judgment.  See  {Prejudicate}, 
  1.  Foresight.  [Obs.] 
  Naught  might  hinder  his  quick  prejudize.  --Spenser. 
  2.  An  opinion  or  judgment  formed  without  due  examination; 
  prejudgment;  a  leaning  toward  one  side  of  a  question  from 
  other  considerations  than  those  belonging  to  it  an 
  unreasonable  predilection  for  or  objection  against, 
  anything  especially,  an  opinion  or  leaning  adverse  to 
  anything  without  just  grounds,  or  before  sufficient 
  Though  often  misled  by  prejudice  and  passion,  he  was 
  emphatically  an  honest  man.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  (Law)  A  bias  on  the  part  of  judge,  juror,  or  witness  which 
  interferes  with  fairness  of  judgment. 
  4.  Mischief;  hurt;  damage;  injury;  detriment.  --Locke. 
  England  and  France  might  through  their  amity,  Breed 
  him  some  prejudice.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Prejudgment;  prepossession;  bias;  harm;  hurt;  damage; 
  detriment;  mischief;  disadvantage. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  partiality  that  prevents  objective  consideration  of  an 
  issue  or  situation  [syn:  {bias}] 
  2:  an  opinion  that  is  preconceived  and  (usually)  unfavorable 
  v  1:  disadvantage  by  prejudice;  in  law 
  2:  influence  (somebody's)  opinion  in  advance  [syn:  {prepossess}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PREJUDICE,  n.  A  vagrant  opinion  without  visible  means  of  support. 

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